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by Rope-Pusher
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54892
Views: 1216845

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Welp, the Buick has shuffled...out of my driveway. Got the head gaskets done, but now it won't start. Are you sure that you replaced the Head Gasket and not just some Subordinate Gasket? Sometimes they just act as the Head Gasket temporarily, but they really aren't in charge. I'm washing my hands o...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54892
Views: 1216845

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Yanno, he could have written that song in these modern times we live in and it would have seemed just as timely. Things haven't changed much over the years.
by Rope-Pusher
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54892
Views: 1216845

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

This is the story of the Hurricane
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfiK17FhP4g[/youtube]
by Rope-Pusher
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54892
Views: 1216845

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

My friend and I are going to be dealing with the headgaskets in my Buick this weekend. They're starting to go south at 135k, which with the 3100 is pretty typical. What else should I be looking for with the engine torn down? My mom, the primary driver of the vehicle is worried it will strand her an...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: p0365 and p0340 ford fiesta 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: p0365 and p0340 ford fiesta 2011

Let's say we rule out the clutch and the Amish transmission.
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Throwout Bearing Wear
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Throwout Bearing Wear

Seems tummy the factory uses a self-adjusting clutch cable on your musclestang. That will mean that the clutch release bearing is always in contact with the fingers on the clutch cover diaphragm spring, so whenever the engine is spinning, the bearing will be spinning. That being said, the bearing lo...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54892
Views: 1216845

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

The batteries tend to be built-in, so they are protected and their mass is centrally located and fastened firmly to ride out a crash. They weigh hundreds of pounds as well and are unique to the design of the car. Not ever really intended to be changed on short notice by they guy they hire to sell lo...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54892
Views: 1216845

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

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Blue Pixies, Get Into Muh Belly in 10 Minutes or Fewer!

http://www.autonews.com/article/2018083 ... 10-minutes
by Rope-Pusher
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54892
Views: 1216845

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

https://photos1.iorbix.com/00/00/00/00/01/77/68/62/Yoda-Maestro-Jedi-QBGOblreK-b.jpg Victory? Victory you say? Master Obi-Wan, not victory. The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun the Trade War has Ford scraps plan to import Focus Active amid U.S.-China trade war http://www.autonews.com/artic...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....
Replies: 113
Views: 25121

Re: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....

Whose Head "Nothing in Life is Nude"? 1 66,000 North American Nissans recalled for ignition switch issue [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPXHRX8Q2hs[/youtube] A spring in the ignition switch can wear and cause problems https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/30/nissan-recall-ignition-166000-north-...
by Rope-Pusher
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 27
Views: 946

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpoyshqB8-o[/youtube] "We'll ALWAYS have Paris. Where else would they have to stop building cars because they ran out of Amish transmissions?" https://www.reuters.com/article/psa-peugeot-gearbox/peugeot-halts-308-output-at-sochaux-plant-after-gearbox-problem-...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 39
Views: 887

Re: Watkins' other Saab

5 Don’t dress your SAABs in wings or side pipes (optional). Cars with little wings and side pipes, though cute, may just indicate a skewed sense of priorities regarding your car. Feel free to spruce up your car for Christmas with greenery or lights, but regularly spending money on racer-wanna-be acc...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 39
Views: 887

Re: Watkins' other Saab

4 Avoid the SAAB theme. Keep the SAAB theme to a minimum when accessorizing your house and clothes. A few photos of your SAAB at the office or at home is fine, but plastering SAABs all over the home will give visitors the wrong idea. • SAAB clothing or backpacks are cute! However, make sure to think...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 39
Views: 887

Re: Watkins' other Saab

3 Talk about a variety of subjects. If you only ever talk about your SAABs, most people are going to assume that you are a “SAAB Guy.” There’s no problem with mentioning your SAABs, particularly to fellow SAAB lovers, but avoid making them your constant topic of conversation. You may drive away pote...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 39
Views: 887

Re: Watkins' other Saab

2 Keep hobbies outside of SAABs. Owning a SAAB is a fun and rewarding activity. However, make sure you pursue interests outside of your SAAB as well. Staying well rounded and participating in other activities outside of your SAAB will keep you in touch with others socially and let you meet new peopl...